Organizations the Goos are Involved in

American Federation of Musicians
The musicians' union, the American Federation of Musicians, has been around for over 100 years! The Goos have been members since 1997. Check out the union's website, and keep refreshing it till you see some familiar faces.....


Musicians United
You might have seen the link on for Musicians United..... If you go to their website, it's a bit tough to figure out what it's all about, but persevere and there's some cool stuff in there. Turns out it's a group in Western New York that calls itself "the most unique pop culture and youth benefit project on the planet," with members like the Goo Goo Dolls, Ani DiFranco, 10,000 Maniacs, and the Indigo Girls. One of their campaigns is the War is Over Project, through which they've produced three anti-war CDs!


SupportMusic Initiative

Big thank you to Sophy from WOG for posting an article from March '03, about the launch of the SupportMusic Inititative. It's a "public service of the Music Education Coalition" and helps communities save their schools' music programs from budget cuts. Check out the article, or the SupportMusic website.....


Future Leaders Network
The Goos also support the Future Leaders Network, a Western New York student leadership alliance. The group has won numerous awards and has some interesting projects related to violence prevention, teen issues research, environmental education, and school improvements.


Gibson Foundation

"The Gibson Foundation will expand on Gibson's numerous charitable activities and its long-standing desire to further music education through legislative and community opportunities." John was on hand for the opening of the foundation.... You can read the whole press release here, or check out the foundation's website.


Music Is Art Foundation
Robby and his recording studio ran a two-day festival in 2003 to support the local music scene in Buffalo and benefit several charities. The festival has since grown into a nonprofit foundation to help organizations in Buffalo. Check out the MIA Foundation website, or Robby's studio, Chameleonwest.



Our Goos are some busy guys, fighting hard to make the world a better place - both locally in Buffalo, and nationally! Let's show our appreciation by doing some work in our own communities to make a difference.....